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Tyson Fury Offers Words Of Support & Praise To Conor McGregor

Tyson Fury has offered words of both praise and support to MMA’s Conor McGregor upon being asked about the Irishman’s recent issues outside of the octagon by ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani. Fury’s last outing inside the ring is one that no doubt looks even better now since his opponent Deontay Wilder’s absolute demolition job on Dominic Breazeale last weekend. The result of …

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Report: Tyron Woodley Vs. Robbie Lawler II Set For June 29

UFC president Dana White has told ESPN that a rematch between former champions Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler will headline UFC Minneapolis in June. There were few times in this sport that packed quite as much of a punch as the Robbie Lawler era of the UFC welterweight division. His trio of fights with Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald, and Carlos …

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Conor McGregor Breaks Top-5 In ESPN’s Famous Athletes List

Conor McGregor is now in the company of some of the world’s most famous athletes according to his placement in ESPN’s World Fame 100 list. The list, which can be viewed in full here, is compiled using a formula based off of search-engine results, endorsements, and social media following. With only global superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, …

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Cruz Goes After Dillashaw For Hurting The Bantamweight Division

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has gone after TJ Dillashaw for disregarding the division’s top-contenders in favour of a drop to 125lbs. Cruz holds a victory over Dillashaw from early 2016 – a fight for the 135lb strap that could well be considered the most mesmerising display of head-movement and footwork we have ever seen in this sport. Both guys …

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ONE Championship Reportedly Signed Three-Year US Broadcasting Deal

ONE Championship have reportedly put pen to paper on a three-year broadcast deal with Turner Sports according to word coming from ESPN. ESPN reported today that the ever-growing Asian MMA promotion will be making their move into the US market as early as next January. It’s the logical next step after Chatri Sityodtong’s recent spree of signings – a spree that saw …

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Watch: Ariel Helwani’s Sensational Plan For Cejudo Vs. Dillashaw At UFC 233

Ariel Helwani shared his absolutely genius plan for the UFC 233 flyweight title showdown between Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw. The fight is all-but-confirmed to be the one that closes the UFC flyweight division once and for all. It’s no secret that the promotion hadn’t been overly thrilled with the weight-class’ presence during the long reign of the former champion …

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Paulo Costa Out, Yoel Romero Reportedly Now Wants Anderson Silva

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Yoel Romero celebrates after a middleweight fight against Ronaldo Souza during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa has pulled from his UFC Brooklyn showdown with Yoel Romero, the second time this fight has been unsuccessfully booked. And what a fight it would have been! Two of the middleweight division’s most violent customers locked into a cage together? That sounded good to us. Romero has only come up short against the reigning champion Robert …

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Stephen Thompson Vs. Robbie Lawler Targeted For ESPN Debut

Two of the finest welterweights in the modern era of the UFC are expected to clash for the promotion’s first showcase on ESPN. According to MMAJunkie, a fight between Stephen Thompson and Robbie Lawler is being lined up for the UFC’s first event under their new broadcasting deal with ESPN. January 18 is reportedly the date in mind and if it …

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Two Irishmen Make Top 20 List Of Biggest Names In Sport

ESPN’s list compiling the biggest names in all sports based on endorsements and social media following contains two Irishmen.  Oh what a time it is for Irish sport! An annual listed published to ESPN that ranks the world’s top-100 sporting superstars was released for its third year running today. Social media presence and value of endorsements held were the factors …

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UFC Announces Massive Broadcasting Deal With ESPN & Disney

The UFC have announced a ground-breaking deal with both ESPN and Disney that will see their current broadcasting format undergo a massive overhaul. A few weeks ago, a rumour popped up that hinted at a deal being struck between the UFC and ESPN – a deal that would see the promotion’s broadcasting schedule undergo a serious mixup and now, an …

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